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For Immediate Release: September 18, 2003
Media Contact: Claudia Chandler - 916-654-4989


M E D I A   A D V I S O R Y

Energy Commission Releases Energy Report on Web

Sacramento - The California Energy Commission has posted the 2003 Integrated Energy Policy Report on its web site.

The draft document highlights recent energy trends and expected developments within the transportation, electricity, and natural gas industries. Noting that the State "finds itself facing an aging energy infrastructure and ever-growing demand," the document includes recommendations for government action and explains that competent regulation is a critical component of a well-functioning energy market.

The adoption of the Energy Report by the full Commission is scheduled for October 29, 2003. Before then, the Commission will hold five regional hearings throughout the State on the draft report, to obtain feedback from government officials, energy industry and environmental representatives and public policy decision makers.

Hearings are scheduled on these dates in these cities:

October 1, 2003 - San Francisco CPUC Auditorium

October 2, 2003 - El Segundo City Council Chambers

October 3, 2003 - Sacramento Energy Commission

October 6, 2003 - San Diego San Diego Regional Energy Office

October 10, 2003 - Bakersfield Kern County Supervisors Auditorium

Following the Energy Reports formal adoption, it will be sent to the Governor and Legislature as required in SB 1389 (Bowen) to form the basis for the State's future energy direction.

The 39-page 2003 Integrated Energy Policy Report can be downloaded from the Energy Commission's website at:

www.energy.ca.gov/energypolicy/index.html

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